Spring 2016 grant application period now closed!

Thanks to the organizations/projects who applied! All applicants should have received an email from us confirming receipt of your application. If you sent in an application but did NOT receive a confirmation email, that means we do not have your application, so please email us at and/or call us at 202-709-7038 ASAP.

We expect to announce our new grantees in late May. Stay tuned!


March 14, 6:30 pm – Information Session for Spring 2016 grant round

Interested in applying for a Diverse City Fund grant this spring? Do you have questions or want to learn more about who we are, what we do, and how we work?

Bring your questions to an Information Session for our Spring 2016 grant round! Members of the Board of Instigators and Grantmaking Teams will be on hand to discuss our work and answer all your questions about applying for a grant.

This spring, we will hold TWO simultaneous Information Sessions on Monday, March 14 at 6:30 pm. The content covered in each session will be the same, so just pick the one that is most convenient for you!

  • One session will be in the meeting room at the Shaw Neighborhood Library, 1630 7th St. NW
  • One session will be in the Ora Glover Community Room at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library, 1800 Good Hope Rd. SE

RSVPs are not required, but they are really helpful for planning purposes. If you are planning to attend, we’d love to have you RSVP! Click here to RSVP.


Join us to celebrate our grantees on January 20th!

In 2015, the Diverse City Fund awarded $100,000 in grants to 41 grassroots social justice projects led by people of color in DC. (You can see a list of the Spring grantees here, and a list of the Fall grantees here!)

On January 20, 2016, please join the DC Fund Board of Instigators, the Grantmaking Team, volunteers, past grantees, donor partners, and supporters of all kinds to celebrate and support the work of grassroots community leaders who are making DC a more just place to live.


Celebration for 2015 Diverse City Fund grantees

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

6 – 8:30 pm

Union Temple Baptist Church

1225 W St. SE, Washington, DC 20020

Light buffet and beverages provided.


Please RSVP if you are able!


See you there!

Can’t make it to the event but would like to support the DC Fund? Consider making a donation to support our 2016 grantmaking!